Actual versus Goals

Last modified: April 18, 2022

An introduction to compare your key metrics with your goals using Missions.

Using Auto Insights, understand your key metrics better by comparing them against your goals (for example, budgets, targets, etc.) and see if they are on track to achieve your desired outcomes.

Find this feature in Missions. The vs Goals tab displays in your query bar when you select the middle analysis box.

Middle Analysis Box

There’s a wide range of visualization types available that helps you tell your story better.

 

Visualization Types

Easily explore and understand the contributing factors of the variance calculated. To do so, see the What caused the variance section.

Contributing factors

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Auto Insights support goals for custom measures (for example, conversion rate %), counts (for example, Number of Incidents), or Averages (for example, Average Sales per Salesperson)?

The current version only supports goals for Measures (for example, Sales, Expenses, etc.).

Can I compare my goals for incomplete periods (for example, the Month of Aug when it’s only the 4th Aug today)?

The current version only supports complete periods in the main dataset.

Why can’t see any goals analysis when I click into my mission?

If you’re not able to see goals calculation in Mission, it means that there are no goals dataset mapped to the dataset you’ve selected.

Why is it that Auto Insights is telling me that it’s good when my expense is above budget?

Your main dataset has been configured that it’s “good” when expenses increase. Hence if you wish to change that, your dataset admin would need to re-configure expenses to be “it’s bad when this increases”.

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